Reverse the Military Escalation in Iraq

Tell President Obama to reverse the military escalation in Iraq and to seek political solutions instead!

Dear President Obama,

You have often said “there is no military solution” to the ISIS crisis, yet the U.S. strategy has relied almost solely on military action. Here are some non-military steps the US could take to curtail the growing power of ISIS:

  • Freeze the bank accounts of ISIS funders.
  • Negotiate partnerships with villages where oil pipelines run to cut ISIS oil revenues.
  • Work with partners in Europe and Turkey to stem the flow of Western recruits.
  • In Syria, convene rebel groups, the regime, civil society activists, and regional players like Turkey, Iran, Russia, and the Gulf States to restart negotiations for a political solution to the war.
  • In Iraq, condition all further assistance on the development of a more inclusive political order that protects the country’s minorities.
  • Link its nuclear negotiations with Iran to a pledge from Tehran to rein in the Iranian-backed militias most likely to sow sectarian discord in Iraq.
  • Dramatically increase its support for the United Nations’ badly underfunded humanitarian assistance programs for both Syrian and Iraqi refugees.

We’ve been spending $8 million an hour on this war since 2001. We simply can’t afford it—and it doesn’t work. Please stop the escalation of US military presence in Iraq and work to promote real political solutions.

 

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  • Tania Smith
    signed 2019-10-07 01:28:29 -0400
  • Alexistori Gonzalez
    @Alexistori5 tweeted link to this page. 2019-08-08 09:50:53 -0400
    Tell President Obama to stop the military escalation in Iraq- here are 7 other ways to deal with ISIS! https://www.codepink.org/reverse_escalation_in_iraq?recruiter_id=836867
  • Alexistori Gonzalez
    signed 2019-08-08 09:50:45 -0400
  • Alexistori Gonzalez
    followed this page 2019-07-29 16:05:37 -0400
  • Alexistori Gonzalez
    @Alexistori5 tweeted link to this page. 2019-07-29 13:50:52 -0400
    Tell President Obama to stop the military escalation in Iraq- here are 7 other ways to deal with ISIS! https://www.codepink.org/reverse_escalation_in_iraq?recruiter_id=836867
  • Rebekah Bowman
    signed 2018-06-23 17:48:04 -0400
  • Jessica Calosci
    signed via 2017-06-27 23:11:37 -0400
  • Stephanie Shepherd
    signed 2017-05-19 16:09:18 -0400
  • Deborah Acs
    signed via 2016-10-13 09:23:20 -0400
  • Shelley Gilchrist
    signed 2016-10-05 23:29:06 -0400
  • teresa leibert
    signed 2016-09-20 00:51:09 -0400
  • Roxy Harrington
    signed 2016-09-13 01:20:58 -0400
  • Paul Williams
    signed 2016-09-09 15:21:08 -0400
  • LaDora Talcott
    signed 2016-06-16 19:27:15 -0400
  • John Klar
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-06-08 10:01:07 -0400
    Tell President Obama to stop the military escalation in Iraq- here are 7 other ways to deal with ISIS!
  • John Klar
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-06-08 10:01:07 -0400
    Tell President Obama to stop the military escalation in Iraq- here are 7 other ways to deal with ISIS!
  • John Klar
    @SchonklarJohn tweeted link to this page. 2016-06-08 10:00:59 -0400
    Tell President Obama to stop the military escalation in Iraq- here are 7 other ways to deal with ISIS! http://www.codepink.org/reverse_escalation_in_iraq?recruiter_id=662146
  • John Klar
    signed 2016-06-08 10:00:44 -0400
  • Paulette Finnegan
    signed 2016-01-24 00:28:23 -0500
  • Max Zieher
    signed 2015-12-14 16:28:27 -0500
  • Judith Granger
    signed 2015-10-28 20:05:14 -0400
  • Chris Koshute
    signed 2015-10-21 05:24:43 -0400
  • ragnhild Greek
    signed 2015-09-02 13:33:07 -0400
  • Kaitlin Fitch
    signed 2015-09-02 03:11:27 -0400
  • Agneta Norberg
    signed 2015-09-01 11:43:02 -0400
  • Joel Trupin
    signed 2015-08-22 16:35:40 -0400
  • Andree Duguy
    signed 2015-08-04 11:44:50 -0400
  • Cassandra Lyons
    signed 2015-08-02 12:43:08 -0400
  • Raymond Arent
    signed 2015-08-01 09:11:58 -0400
  • Dorothy Dufour
    followed this page 2015-07-21 00:02:58 -0400
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